Tuesday
Sep072010

Kintai Bridge

One of the major tourist attracting of Iwakuni, where we are now living is the famous Kintai Bridge just outside of the city. The Kintai Bridge dates back to the 1600’s and spans the Nishiki river. Its five arches which you can walk across are a symbol of western HonshÅ«.

We chose a cloudy day as the temperatures have been hot and sticky and well into the 90’s this week! Luckily there are lots of drink and local snack sellers all around the base of the bridge area. Maricela loved saying hello in Japanese to the old ladies who were desperate to sell their goods to us!

We are really looking forward to coming back to this area to see the autumn colors, cherry blossoms and at night time to watch the cormorant fishermen, a tradition picked up from China.

This is also a great location for family portraits too, it looks like I will receive my business license this week so will start taking booking soon! 

The cormorant fishing boats on the Nishiki river

Andres & Maricela enjoying the views of the Kintai Bridge

Maricela waves hello from under the beautiful Kintai Bridge

Maricela takes a break from running on the huge rocks under the bridge... tiring work!

Andres & Maricela take a cool break to throw rocks in the river under the bridge.... and to throw a few at Mummy!

Tuesday
Aug312010

Bridal Shoot

Today I finally got a much needed break from unpacking to edit some photos from Megan's beautiful bridal shoot in Carmel Valley, California from earlier this month! Megan wore a gorgeous vintage dress and a pair of her Mum's super cool cowboy boots for the shoot... she looked simply stunning! Thanks Megan and Jana.... it was so much fun (just a shame one of us didn't go home with a Rolex!! :) ) Miss you both....xxx


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